Trio of small Greene and Greene tables

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Project by Ken Reed posted 09-08-2009 10:34 PM 1948 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The larger table has a glass section with an antique Chinese wood carving displayed below. They all have the rare “plum pudding” grain on the tops, but it doesn’t show very well in the photos. Mortise and tendon; ebony pegs; Waterlox finish.

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#1 posted 09-08-2009 11:37 PM

Awesome work Ken, welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#2 posted 09-08-2009 11:42 PM

Hi Ken, these are beautifully made tables. The Greene & Greene style is great and you executed it well. I love the dovetailed drawers (who doesn’t?). Is that ebony wrapped around the edge of the drawer front? Nice touch there. You mention the “plum pudding” grain but fail to mention the species of wood. It looks similar to mahogany. Also, I must say that is quite a tease to tell us of a Chinese wood carving and not show a picture of it! Again, you did a great job.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#3 posted 09-08-2009 11:42 PM

Fantastic tables. Welcome to Lj’s.

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#4 posted 09-09-2009 02:15 AM

Hey Ken, As has already been said – nice work and welcome to lumber jocks. Beautiful wood from what I can see, I’m with Lenny – don’t tease – more pictures please.
Doug in AZ.

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#5 posted 09-09-2009 02:24 AM

Thanks for all your kind words! I think I still have a picture of the carving around, but the table “moved” to Seattle, but I still have the smaller two. I’ll try and take a snap when the sun is out to see if I can capture some of the grain.

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#6 posted 09-09-2009 02:26 AM

The wood is Honduran mahogany, the pegs and the drawer inlay are ebony.

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#7 posted 10-26-2010 01:51 AM

It’s got to be that mahogany, that makes me misty. Especially in G & G.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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